Democrats have long been pushing the notion that voter id laws are horrible. Everything for charges of racism, sexism, age discrimination, and anything else that can be thrown up to protect the integrity of the voting process is decried by Democrats.
So while ID and verification are horrible things for the country, the Democrats are happy to impose ID and verification procedures for elections of their party leadership.
Senior Democratic adviser Zac Petkanas decided to make an appearance on the Tucker Carlson show and discuss Trump’s reversal of Obama’s policy in schools concerning transgendered individuals.
The Obama directive was based on Title IX, the gender equity law in schools. Despite the law specifically talking about men and women with no mention of “transgendered” individuals, and despite the 1964 Civil Rights Act not mentioning “transgender,” Obama issued a guidance letter saying that people in schools should have the right to choose the bathrooms they want to use. The guidance went further in that it also said individuals could use bathrooms and other gender segregated facilities based on the “gender identity,” which is “I am the gender I say I am.”
There is no science to support the notion that a person is what they think they are. They are what their genetic coding is. A college student may feel they are 65 and therefore entitled to Social Security and retirement benefits, but that doesn’t mean what they “feel” their age is, is supported by science. There are people out there who feel they are cats. (Yes, seriously.) That doesn’t mean they get to use our cat’s litter box.
Thirteen states, including Texas, sued the Federal government over the Obama guideline and a Federal judge put a halt on them. In addition, next month the Supreme Court will hear the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. where a teen in Virginia was denied the use of a female bathroom while in high school.
Last week Trump reversed the Obama orders: (more…)
Here we are rolling along to the end of “Black History Month,” a time where we should be making sure that we remember and include contributions of Blacks to the country. All too often the contribution of blacks has been ignored and there can be a case to be made that we need to educate people that Black Americans were more than just chattel and slaves.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
Character, not color of skin is what we should be looking and building toward. We should come together and share our histories, our pasts, our struggles and our triumphs not to divide us, but to unite us as Americans (without and daggone hyphens.)
So while 60 years ago people were marching in the streets for inclusion, equality and against segregation, today we have people that are fighting for the opposite. (more…)
This is long (over 11 minutes) but rather cool if you like special effects and movies.
This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced! So time to update our VFX award video from last year. We have added the winner from last year, this year’s nominees, and a whole bunch of great updates throughout the video entirely. Enjoy!
There is really no preface that we can give to this mind-boggling story. We’ll just let the reporting speak for itself for now.
Scott Magee, who is blind, filed a lawsuit in May alleging that only offering service to customers in cars at drive-thru windows when the interior of the store is closed is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that despite McDonald’s attempts to have the case dismissed, Magee can go forward with the suit, which seeks class-action status.
“Most Americans have the experience of driving through a drive-thru and ordering for themselves,” said Roberto Luis Costales, the New Orleans-based lawyer representing Magee in the case. “That’s an experience Mr. Magee doesn’t have.”
Most people know that you can’t walk up to a drive through even when the lobby is closed. It’s a safety issue. You don’t want people get run over by vehicles.
This is something that Costales knows and acknowledges:
The suit isn’t asking McDonald’s to allow people to start walking through drive-thrus. That’s unsafe, said Costales, who also has an office in Chicago.
Most fast food places have drive through services at night because it offers a service to the public but still protects the employees. If there is a problem, all that employee has to do is duck and let the window close on the customer. The window is not big enough for the customer to crawl through, to everyone remains safe. Furthermore, you don’t want people walking through the drive through, especially at night, because of previously mentioned safety issues.
In 2011, after some people had complained that their doctors were asking questions of them concerning firearm ownership, the State of Florida passed the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA).
The law made it illegal for doctors to ask patients questions concerning firearm ownership effectively muzzling doctors in an area the American Medical Association says is a concern.
Doctors sued the state saying the law was a violation of their First Amendment rights. Other provisions in the law such as recordkeeping, inquiry, anti-discrimination, and anti-harassment provisions of the law were also the subject of the lawsuit on First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds.
The lawsuit took on the name of “Docs v. Glocks.” Catchy, eh?
A district court held the law was unConstitutional.
The State appealed, winning the next two appeals in front of a three person panel at the Eleventh Circuit.
Facing another appeal, the Eleventh Circuit decided to hold a hearing en banc where all the judges were present. That appeal was heard in July of 2016.
Last week, on February 16th, the full Eleventh Circuit released its opinion and held that the law was indeed unConstitutional saying: (more…)